Herefordshire Honeyed Spring Lamb with Cider, Thyme & Tarragon

A succulent spring lamb dish roasted in Henry Westons Vintage Reserve and honey to create a delicious and juicy Sunday roast.


  • 1.5kg / 3lb shoulder of spring lamb
  • 1 tbsp tarragon, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, freshly ground
  • 250g / 8oz Herefordshire honey
  • 300ml / 10fl oz Henry Westons Vintage Special Reserve Cider
  • Good pinch of ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp thyme, chopped


  • Place in roasting tin and spoon honey over the top, sprinkle with half the chopped herbs.
  • Pour the cider over and around the lamb.
  • Put lamb in oven for 30 mins, then lower the heat to 160°c / 325°f / Gas Mk 3 and cook for a further hour.
  • Take lamb from oven and baste well, adding more cider if needed. Sprinkle over remaining herbs and put back in oven for a further 15 minutes. Leave the cooked lamb to rest in a warm place.
  • Place roasting tin on hob, remove excess fat and turn heat up. Cook until reduced slightly then serve with the sliced lamb.

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